Five Nigerien have been arrested by the Western Regional Police for allegedly trading in contraband and over the counter medicines.

The Pharmacy Council, the body mandated to regulate the sale of medicines in the country had observed with grave concern the increase in itinerant drug peddling business across the country and vowed to clamp down on their operations.

They were arrested after a swoop by the Western Regional Office of the Council with the support of the Police.

The five were arrested in the Prestea Huni-Valley District while one Ghanaian woman who escaped had her wares running into thousands of Ghana cedis confiscated.

Empire FM reported that most of the drugs being sold by the Nigeriens are meant for the enlargement of male organ and female buttock.

ASP Simon Deta, the Huni-Valley District Crime Officer in an interview with Empire FM stated that the five arrested will be investigated and prosecuted.

He added that other foreign nationals engaged in drug peddling in the country will be arrested.